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A0P 1849 The reason for the exultation, the explanation of how this sense of craving had been mollified and a sense of sexual peace bestowed on the lyrics was simple: Marianne had come into his arms; that golden apparition of loveliness, that lithe, sensuous, intelligent being of intuition and sympathy; a gift of the gods to rank — and outrank — anything so far told in the surrounding mythology of his adopted Greek homeland!

A68 464 He had a gift of mimicry, and when he made a speech as though he were Asquith or Lloyd George it would raise shouts of laughter.

A7G 89 A gift of just £12 could provide enough sachets of ORT to save 240 children.

A7G 276 So a gift of, say £20, will become £26.67 at no added cost to you.

ABP 406 A gift of a large sum of money by an infant was after his death held valid.

ADC 305 The ‘world’ was, in terms of nature and by creation, a great good, a gift of the omnipotent and good Creator.

AMT 244 Where Wesley stressed faith as a gift of God, Locke stressed reason as a gift of God.

AN0 180 Only when Polish intelligence made a gift of its work to GCCS in August 1939 was it able to break its first German messages.

APT 1054 Surprisingly, it was the Nazis who made a gift of this public park to Prague.

AYR 442 And as an added incentive you could receive a gift of your choice absolutely free regardless of which savings option you select, if you apply before the 26th July, 1991.

B2G 1440 He or she may be clairvoyant, a medium, or have a gift of telepathy.

BPF 199 A Gift of Love

C96 1156 This was partly the result of a gift of £1 million from the Emir of Kuwait, along with a rise in the number of visitors which has generated around £.5 million.

C9S 1250 who believed that ‘human sexuality in all its richness is a gift of God gladly to be accepted, enjoyed and honoured, as a way of both expressing and growing in love, in accordance with the life and teaching of Jesus Christ.’

CDX 1250 ‘He never once put his hand into his box all the years that I served him,’ meaning he never gave me a gift of money, a bonus for service above and beyond the call of time.

CHP 187 The greater part of the literature was commissioned from living authors, being either new work for the purpose (in which case they made a gift of the copyright to the Queen), or their own selection from published work.

CJF 45 Darren often arrived on their church morning with a gift of flowers.

CN1 467 After a combined army of Men and Dwarfs put paid to an Orc invasion at the battle of Black Fire Pass, thus saving the Dwarf realm from destruction, King Kurgan Ironhand showed his gratitude by presenting a gift of magic to the men of the Empire.

CRD 459 In 1949, for example, it emerged before the Lynskey Tribunal that George Gibson, the chairman of the North Western Board, had somewhat unwisely accepted a gift of clothing from the flamboyant contact man, Sidney Stanley.

CRR 21 When a politician assisted a freeholder with a gift of a patronage appointment, he would almost always give it in the guise of an act of friendship, and it was the friendly relationship which was the truly significant factor.

CRR 135 The laird of Stracathro, from the urgency of his correspondence, was clearly in terror that the land in question might be granted to another, for he was not attempting to secure a gift of the land but offering to pay full market value for it.

CRR 164 Accordingly, it is evident that a gift of such significance could have been of no small value to a freeholder or councillor who would otherwise have found difficulty in endowing a relative so generously at the commencement of his career.

CS7 901 This took the form of a gift of the proceeds from the sale of a hospital farm.

EBV 1845 I can see that in such a case they might make a gift of paintings or other works of art for tax reasons, for example, and wouldn't care if they were sold or not.

EDA 652 The New Party had been funded in January 1931 by a gift of 50,000 from the motor manufacturer William Morris, later Lord Nuffield, and encouraged by defections from the Labour party, including six members of the House of Commons.

EEW 2016 But I would consider it a great honour and privilege if you would allow me to help you overcome this disadvantage by making you a gift of whatever you may need.’

EW9 1138 A gift of £250 from Sir Alan's will went towards the making of tennis courts, and in due course a Trust Fund was established, of which the School has been a great beneficiary over the years.

F9U 709 Minton's largesse was attractive: Bernard still recollects how, at a time when he was earning £2 10s a week, in a timber yard off Greek Street, Minton astonished him with a gift of £10, in effect a month's wages.

FBB 450 It was this regime which sent a gift of 300 horses and five four-horse chariots to Alexander the Great (Diod. xvii.49), and sold off Cyrene's corn to the Greek world in time of shortage (Tod 196).

FD2 84 The dispositive contents of the will include:(i) pecuniary legacies of £1,000 each to the two executors, and of £2,000 to a Mr. Clarke, the deceased's stockbroker;(ii) provision for 150B, High Street and its contents to be retained to provide a residence during their respective lifetimes of two ladies, Mrs. Donelly and Mrs. Willett;(iii) a settled legacy of £10,000 to provide for the maintenance of 150B, High Street during the residence there of the two ladies;(iv) a settled legacy of £2,000 for a specified animal charity; and (v) a gift of residue in equal shares to two specified charities.

FPN 26 He had a mind of quicksilver and a gift of repartee that was second nature; his special love of language arose, I think, from the absence of a formal education.

FPY 1360 Music's place in our services may be seen as a gift of God which he uses to reveal something of himself to us.

G3A 1319 It is the Spirit who takes the things of God and reveals them to us (1 Cor. 2:12), and Paul can rightly say that the very capacity to respond in faith is a gift of God and no man-made attribute of which we can boast (Eph. 2:8).

GT4 653 On this occasion Swift brought him a gift of £20 from Bolingbroke.

GU7 432 Where photographs can show things invisible to the unaided eye, they are extremely valuable; and in the second half of the nineteenth century the camera, a gift of science to society, could be a useful scientific instrument.

GUX 1001 In the bedroom Caterina and Rosalba shared in the apartment in Rupe, smaller than their room in the farmhouse, Rosa questioned her sister, whispering, the night after Tommaso had made her a gift of the bird in the street in sight of everyone coming out of Mass.

H7P 686 and she willingly made a gift of it to her mother in sincere, if perhaps slightly exasperated affection.

HDD 359 So wisdom is a gift of the Holy Spirit and that particular thing is to er help us to judge in the way that God does.

HXW 518 But both Lord Hardwicke and Lord Eldon…established extensions of it beyond a simple gift of a chattel by its delivery: the former to a gift of money secured by a bond, by delivery of the bond; the latter to a gift of money secured by a mortgage of land, by delivery of the mortgage deed.

HXW 520 What has never before been directly decided in England is whether the doctrine applies to a gift of land by delivery of the title deeds…

HY6 1169 Their natural capacity to achieve self-knowledge (hence the stress on recognising the image of sin in Scale 1) enables them to receive what feels like a gift of freedom from the pressures of the destructive impulses in the self, and a personal inner experience of the God.

J2B 58 Mrs Sayce marked her retirement this summer by a gift of money for books in Linguistics, Comparative Literature and Modern Languages.

J6S 677 Assuming the trustees use the loan to acquire Newco shares which they then distribute to employees (relying on the Revenue's press release of 5 December 1990 to ensure the trust does not suffer a capital gains tax charge), they will not be able to repay the borrowings, in which case Newco might as well have made a gift of the necessary funds to the trustees at the outset.

J7D 1194 "supply" is defined in s46 to include:(a) selling, hiring out or lending the goods;(b) entering into a hire-purchase agreement to furnish the goods;(c) the performance of any contract for work and materials to furnish the goods;(d) providing the goods in exchange for any consideration (including trading stamps) other than money;(e) providing the goods in or in connection with the performance of any statutory function; or (f) giving the goods as a prize or otherwise making a gift of the goods.

JY3 3403 Of all the people in the world to expose her seething mass of fears and insecurities to, Guy Sterne would have been her last choice…yet she'd told him about Mortimer, she'd carelessly made him a gift of her virginity, she'd wildly announced she loved him, and now she was baring her soul over the painful anguish of her mother's death…

K1Y 2461 And there's a letter which enclosed a gift of 6 salmon flies.

K51 591 He said a gift of modern and useful equipment from a computer to a minibus, sports kit to industrial machinery, was an investment for business.

K5X 52 Oct-11 (clone Thoc 3 in Figure 1) and Oct-2 (full-length cDNA clone, a gift of D.Meijer) coding sequences were introduced into a vector (S.Swift and A.A., unpublished) that contains the protein A gene (32) under the control of a T7 RNA polymerase promoter (33).

K97 958 Pony a gift of love for sick children

KA4 209 This seat is now pleased together with a gift of trees to the garden.